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Modern phones use Li-ion and Li-poly batteries. So the battery life is not affected by whether you charge them at 0% or 90%. It only has a long term effect. Batteries degrade with every charge cycle. A cycle is usually a recharge from below 50%. So charging while the battery capacity is still relatively high has a long term effect of less degradation. ...


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ES File Explorer has support for several cloud storage providers. It allows to "copy" folders from your dropbox folder to your SD-Card etc in a similar fashion as you would copy files locally. The "Network" Tab allows you to add an account.


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Case #1: You can get back to recently used apps by holding down the home key until a menu appears, and then selecting the app you want to return to. Case #2: Press the home button and open your dictionary app, and then use the method in #1 to return to messaging. This works if you don't have too many apps open, since the memory is limited and if you open ...


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That's a little bit tricky with Touchwiz. In order to move app links in and out of the icon bar at the bottom on phones with Touchwiz, you have to enter the app list (App Drawer) via the blue menu icon. This is the only icon that can't be removed. Then press the left hardware key and choose edit, but make sure that you are in the "Customizable Grid" view ...


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Based on avirk's hint, I found a way. First press the code *#0011# GSM example: GSM900: IDLE T: 10, B: 10 Rx Pwr: -94, Rx ual: - Rx Lev: 21, Tx Lev: 0- Speech VER: AMR EFR FR VOC: AdaptiveRate TS: 0 Temp: 68 Batt: 71 LNA: 0 Service: Available It is obvious that it's using 900MHz band, from the "GSM900". UMTS WCDMA example: WCDMA: Idle Rx CH: 10612, R: ...


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If your phone is rooted and got ClockworkMod installed, then try formatting and creating an EXT partition in ClockworkMod. Its the most simplest and easiest way to do it. It will automatically take care of your Fat partition too. For more info, read this article


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It's most probably a buggy 3rd party app (preinstalled by Samsung or by you). To find the offender I'd install Permissions and narrow the problem down to apps with precise GPS location permissions. If this list is huge you can also cross-check with running apps (Task Killer or QuiteTaskmanager, the latter lists more but is not available in Google Play). If ...


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Your phone might be going into USB Debugging Mode on connecting to PC. After phone is connected to PC via cable, disable Debugging Mode [Settings -> Applications -> Development] and then check for Kies Connection. My friend had the same issue and we resolved it like this.


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When you say old phones, I think you meant devices which had Ni-Cad batteries. That practice of recharging only when the battery was run down is known as the Memory Effect Like Richard said, most phones don't use Ni-Cad anymore but Li-Ion or Li-Poly, which don't exhibit that behavior. I keep my devices plugged in as often as possible.


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Onik is correct in suggesting the built in task switcher but if you search "task switcher" in the market you will find a number of apps that might help, I suggest picking something light weight and intuitive. From personal experience I can easily suggest QuickDesk or Wave Launcher. QuickDesk will bring up a virtual home screen whenever/wherever. You can ...


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Have you tried plugging in the charger? or else plugging in the charger and while plugged in, remove and then re-insert battery. Some phones tend to start up in that manner. Also if you can connect via adb (even if your phone is powered down), the adb devices followed by adb reboot ought to start your phone. If you're rooted, there are apps like Quick ...


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Assuming that you are using a Galaxy Ace with Android v2.3 (Gingerbread), I suggest you to use an application like 3G Watchdog or Onavo Count. But if you are using a Android phone with Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher there is a built-in option in settings menu called "Data Usage".


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I believe this is a problem with Samsung's UI, TouchWiz; I experienced this on a couple ROMs for my Galaxy S. I don't know of any way to fix it without replacing your ROM, but I did find that going to Settings -> Wireless and network -> WiFi settings and toggling WiFi there seemed to work. Settings is a standard Android OS app and thus bypasses ...


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Since you're on a Samsung, I believe you have TouchWiz (I believe the Ace does, anyway). You can try the TouchWiz AppSorter app from the Market. It requires your phone to be rooted in order for it to work. If you don't have root, one option is to wipe the data for the launcher application, which will force it to re-sort the apps. You do this by going into ...


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Android OS updates can be region specific. It depends on the OEM builds. In case of Samsung, yes. You can update through Odin, but other region binary may not have the required operator information or other settings related to your region. I suggest you wait for an update in Kies. Should be available soon.


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Yes, as with many of the Galaxy devices it appears that the unlock code is actually stored on the device and easily accessible (as long as you have root access). This XDA post should guide you through it. Note of course that it might not work and you could brick your device by rooting, in addition to voiding the warranty. In my experience the Galaxy ...


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Samsung Galaxy Ace runs at least Android version 2.2 and is upgradable to Gingerbread, so the device already has the possibility to move apps to the SD card. Though, not all apps support this. You can move an app to the SD card by navigating to Settings -> Applications -> Manage applications and click on the app you want to move. Then you click the button ...


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Google Image Search seems to be doing something funny with the way it shows you image previews. What you need to do is when you run your image search you should see the grid of all the picture results: Tap the picture that you're interested in and it should appear larger on a black background. When that first loads you should see something that looks a ...


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I can see how you'd be confused by that. It doesn't indicate that your phone is rooted, just that the kernel was compiled by the root user (on a DELL build machine, apparently)! If you look at /system/build.prop (probably requires root to look, ha) you'll see some other similar information about the build. Mine says "jaeyoon.yoon@SEP-05" for the same ...


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I found this somewhere -- and it works for me. Here is the solution that worked perfectly with me: the problem lies in the DHCP settings of the ADSL router. FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM....... Login to your router and go to DHCP settings (for belkin its 192.168.2.1) and find the item called leasing time. The default values of the leasing time ...


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There's no way to limit the cache of browsers or apps, however you could use one of many cache cleaner apps to sweep the cache/temp files in one stroke. Take a look at Dolphin Browser as well - it has an option to store the cache on the SD card, so that will eliminate your space problem. There's also the option of clearing the cache/history each time you ...


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Here is the solution that worked perfectly with me: the problem lies in the DHCP settings of the ADSL router. Follow these steps: Login to your router and go to DHCP settings (for belkin its 192.168.2.1) and find the item called lease time. The default values of the lease time is usually Forever, which produces a bug in Android. All you have to do is ...


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Install Titanium backup - (this requires root access) from Play store and you can backup thinks like sms/call logs/apps and app data. In your case, you might want to backup the app and the app data for that particular app, save your backups. Once you restore the phone, you can use Titanium to restore that app and data.


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The solution lies in your first sentence. You're using an HTC headphone. Music controls are not standardized so every manufacturer implements them differently. As if this wouldn't be enough, different models have different implementations too. The only headphone that's guaranteed to work is the one that came with your device. Apple on the other hand has a ...


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You certainly can upgrade your OS, although the process isn't without risk. There's an entire board devoted to the Galaxy Ace at xda - here's a good post which should get you started. From the quick skim I've done over a few posts there seems to be a massive warning of not to use ROM Manager (a popular tool in the ROM community) as it'll brick your ...


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As we already have a lot of related answers to similar questions, just let me sum up here: As said in my above comment, the screenshot does not provide much information without having related details available. All it says is: The overall battery consumption after ~14.5 hours is shared 50:50 by "Phone Idle" and "Cell Standby". Let's assume the battery level ...


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According to the CyanogenMod Devices Overview page the Samsung Galaxy Ace is not supported by CM9 and CM10. The download page for the Galaxy Ace only has CM7 ROMs and the links for CM9 and 10 lead to their Google Plus post about not supporting first generation Snapdragon devices past the CM7 branch. That post can be seen here. It looks like someone may have ...


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You can try dialing *#*#4636#*#* and then going to "Phone Information". That will show details about the network like cell tower ID and network type. As you can see from the below screenshot, it shows "EDGE" mode :- Also, this may only work on stock Android builds.


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ROMs like CyanogenMod and others by no means are complete. They are always under major refactoring and between minor revisions major functionality may be broken. For a long time I have been using custom roms, and if some functionality is broken I would advise you to return to a previous version of the ROM, or switch to another ROM. The problem can also be ...


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As a workaround, try installing Wi-Fi Keep Alive. It can do things like keeping a Wi-Fi lock, pinging the router every ten seconds or just keeping the device awake. Remember that some of the options of the app can be detrimental to battery life. (But if you want Wi-Fi to be always on, I doubt you care much about battery life.)



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